My preschooler loves to count objects. She counts the carrots sticks on her plate, the socks she has pulled from the laundry basket, the books stacked on the table, etc.
I’ve taken advantage of her interest by giving her several clothespin number match activities. These come in a variety of formats, but most are circular in shape. The circles are divided into wedges, with each containing a certain number of images or dots. You pair these with clothespins that you’ve labeled with the numbers 1-10. Your child then clips each clothespin onto the wedge that contains the number of dots or images indicated on the clothespin.
My preschooler enjoys pizza, so when she sees these number match activities that are circles divided into wedges, she calls them “number pizzas.” I decided it would be fun to give her one that actually looks like a pizza!
Your child can have fun and learn with this activity, too. Simply print the “pizza” (click on the above image to view and download a printable version of it). To make it durable, laminate it or print it on cardstock. Then label some clothespins and show your child how to match the numbers.
This activity is great for a number of reasons. It is simple, easy, and cheap. Additionally, it helps kids practice counting, matching, and fine motor skills. Have fun with it!
What are your favorite counting activities? Please share about these below.
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